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Everyone is welcome to our Physics colloquia, which take place on Wednesdays at 3:20pm in ABB-102. Refreshments are served beforehand in ABB-273.
Suggestions for speakers can be sent to the colloquium chair (Paul Higgs: )
September 11, 2013 3:30 pm
Adventures in the Ultracold World

Dr. Han Pu - Rice University, , Rice University

September 18, 2013 3:30 pm
Why bacteria run Linux while eukaryotes run Windows?

Dr. Sergei Maslov , Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory

September 25, 2013 3:30 pm
Exotic Probes and Extreme Conditions Reveal New States of Quantum Matter

Dr. Graeme Luke , McMaster University

October 2, 2013 3:30 pm
Insights from the kinematics of rotationally supported galaxies.

Dr. Stacy McGaugh , Case Western Reserve

October 9, 2013 3:30 pm
The Fire Within the Ear

Dr. Christopher Bergevin , York University

October 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Stellar Mergers and Interactions: Yes, Virginia, Stars Do Collide.

Dr. Alison Sills, , McMaster University, Department of Physics & Astronomy

October 22, 2013 2:49 pm
To Be Arranged

Dr. Itay Yavin , McMaster University

October 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Tensor Networks for Quantum Many-body Systems

Dr. Guifre Vidal , Perimeter Institite

October 30, 2013 3:30 pm
DNA Mechanics, Genetic Switches and Gene Silencing

Dr. Joshua Milstein , University of Toronto

November 6, 2013 3:30 pm
Birth of the Giants - Forming Massive Stars and Black Holes

Dr. Jonathan C. Tan , University of Florida

November 13, 2013 3:30 pm
The Scientific Battle Field of Dynamic Spintronics

Dr. Can-Ming Hu , University of Manitoba

November 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Can Bosons Condense in Excited States?

Dr. Andreas Hemmerich , Universität Hamburg, Institut für Laser-Physik

November 27, 2013 3:30 pm
Plasma Protein Induced Clustering of Red Blood Cells in Microcapillaries

Dr. Christian Wagner , Saarland University

January 8, 2014 3:30 pm
How big is the Proton?

Dr. Itay Yavin , McMaster University

January 15, 2014 3:30 pm
A Red Alga With no U1: A Simpler Model for RNA Splicing

Dr. Stephen Rader , University of Northern British Columbia

January 22, 2014 3:30 pm
A Pair Production Telescope for Medium-Energy Gamma-Ray Polarimetry

Dr. Stanley D Hunter, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center

January 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Charge Density Wave Order in Cuprate Superconductors

Dr. David Hawthorn , University of Waterloo

February 5, 2014 3:30 pm
Visualizing DNA using Tunable Nanoscale Confinement

Dr. Sabrina R. Leslie, , McGill University

February 12, 2014 3:30 pm
The Rainbow and the Dripping Faucet: Optical Signals from Capillary Oscillations of Water Drops

Dr. Tom Timusk , McMaster University

February 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Monte Carlo Field-Theoretic Simulations Applied to Block Copolymer Melts

Dr. Mark Matsen , Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

March 5, 2014 3:30 pm
Surface Magnetic Fields as Windows to Stellar Internal Structure and Evolutionary History

Dr. Greg Wade , Queens University

March 12, 2014 3:30 pm
From Tradition to Enlightenment: The Evolution of Intro Physics at the University of Illinois

Dr. Mats Selen , University of Illinois

March 19, 2014 3:30 pm
Quantum Computing at the Speed of Light

Dr. Kimberly Hall , Dalhousie University - CAP Lecture

March 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Schmidt's Conjecture and The Nature of Star Formation from Nearby Molecular Clouds to Distant Galaxies.

Dr. Charles Lada , Harvard Smithsonian

April 2, 2014 3:30 pm
Electron Dynamics in high Tc Cuprates; The power of x-rays

Dr. John Hill , Brookhaven National Laboratory

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